Thursday, August 21, 2014

Designer Love: Dear Creatures


Hello Internet!
I am currently posting from my bedroom at home for one of the last times (in a while), as I leave for college in 2 days time. It's kind of weird to think that these are the last few days I'll ever really be living at home, instead of just staying there for the summer.

It's both an exhilarating AND terrifying thought! Either way, I am incredibly excited to start a new chapter of my life. And as comes with new beginnings, I thought I'd try something a little different on this here blog. I do not normally talk much about designers, mostly due to the fact that the majority of my online presence has to do with thrifted/vintage fashion; however, I am not completely unaware to designers. In fact, my favorite brand ever created has to be Dear Creatures

I first found out about their designs through ModCloth, and I have been hooked ever since. They just recently released their Autumn 2014 collection, and I am in love! As such, I thought I'd share with you guys some pictures of my favorites from the collection. I hope you fall in love as quickly as I did!



Bows are ALWAYS a must in my wardrobe, and these shirts are everything I ask for in a top. The colors, the style, everything!



I don't think I could survive without the blue dress in my wardrobe, the color of it is my favorite shade of blue (which is my favorite color overall) and it has the perfect 60s smock dress silhouette.



I have also come to the conclusion that my fall/winter coat is going to be from this line (I'm in desperate need of a good coat) but deciding between the rain drop and the navy blue is going to kill me, because they're both SO adorable.



If you know me, then you know I don't normally wear pants. Ever. But the cigarette style of these pants has me so enamored.


And of course any 60s style dress is going to have me ready with my credit card the moment I see it. And someone tell me, where can I get those shoes? 



Lastly, this shirt/sweater/skirt combo is perfect, and perfectly casual. I may have to save up some extra cash and splurge on this collection, because I love everything about it. Dear Creatures, you never disappoint.



And lastly (but not least!), I have this perfect dress in line. Its stripes, pleated skirt, bow, and articulately placed keyhole has me falling in loooooooove! I normally don't go for black or gray, but for some reason this combo has me swooning.

What do you think of this year's Autumn collection?
Let me know in the comments down below!

xo
Megan

Friday, August 8, 2014

Everything Goals: French 60s Yé-Yé Girls

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It's no secret that the majority of my inspiration comes from the 60s. I've always had this little obsession with the "It Girls" of the 60s, to be even more specific. I cannot even pinpoint what it is, but some aspect of them has always intrigued me and even inspired me to emulate them. In fact, one of the first posts on this blog was style inspired by Francoise Hardy!

So, here are a bunch of images of french girls from the 60s!

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Francoise Hardy
France Gall
Chantal Goya
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Talk to you guys later :)
Megan


Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Moods




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How have you been? I feel bad that I've been neglecting this blog. I'm just short on ideas, really. I find that I want to produce original content, but for some reason everything I come up with ends up falling short. Anyway, I've been spending too much some time on the internet recently, and I thought I would share some of the things that have been inspiring me immensely! I always love inspiration posts when I read other blogs. So here is my inspiration for the month of August. 

CallyRabbit on Instagram

Norman Parkinson, 1966

Tommy Lovrich (via tumblr)
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Dahlia

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Both Photos by the ever-amazing Hana Haley
As you can tell, I'm stuck in this weird place where I still want to salvage the last few weeks of the summer, but I also am so excited for fall and to finally go off to college. It's a very nerve wracking last few weeks at home!

Love always,
Megan



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Wishlist! (New Monthly Post!)

Hello everyone!
Happy July!!
As I stated yesterday, I honestly can't believe that it's already July 1st. Instead of complaining and worrying about it, a change of heart last night pushed me to welcome the oncoming future with welcome arms.
Therefore, I am now going to start a monthly installment where I create a wish list of things I've been absolutely loving for the month.

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July is the month I always associate the most with summer. It's finally moving into the perpetually hot and sunny days, and suddenly all of the county fairs pop up. It's the perfect month, right in the middle of the Summer.

Source: Asian iCandy

Recently, one of my favorite websites to browse has been Asian iCandy. I've always preferred Asian stores over American ones, because a lot of the clothing is much more "cutesy" and retro inspired. (That is besides ModCloth and ShopRuche, those are perfect!) 

Source: Asian iCandy
This is called the Triple Scoop Skirt, and it is the quintessential summer skirt. I love its 50s inspired shape, and the ice cream pattern looks good enough to eat. (I have an ice cream addiction, in case you did not know.)

Source: Asian iCandy
And lastly from Asian iCandy, I have this sort of peasant-y tie up shirt. I adore the pop of blue in the center and on the flowers, and oversized, I think this shirt would be perfect for the effortlessly put together look on a lazy day. It's adorable, but comfortable.

Source: Bonne Chance Collections



Source: Bonne Chance Collections
Bonne Chance Collections is one of those stores that basically embodies my persona. I would wear every single one of their dresses, and that is saying something because I am incredibly picky. I absolutely love everything I've gotten from them, and they honestly have the best customer service. Definitely check them out if you haven't before! 

Source: Eclectic Eccentricity
And finally, I've been in love with this necklace. I originally saw Annika Victoria wearing it in a YouTube video, and I knew that I needed it! I am going into college for astrophysics, so this necklace feels entirely necessary.

Are you excited for July? 

Cheers,
Meg 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Uncertainty

So here we are on the last day of June. How is it possible that the first month of the Summer has already gone by?

AP Scores come out in 6 days, the fourth of July is only 4 days away, and suddenly I'm feeling that awful uncertainty I get at the end of anything.

Whenever I feel a chapter of my life start to close, I always do one of two things. I either a. get incredibly freaked out and spend the majority of my time looking back at those times trying to put myself back there, or I b. totally ignore that past and put myself in the future prematurely. I have such a difficult time living in that moment, and I don't know why. I have always been like that.

So now while I feel like my time as a high school student has ended (it's finally hit me) I'm obsessively looking at the past and wishing to go back. The prospect of college is absolutely terrifying, and to be quite frank, I know I'm not ready to go yet. I so wish I could take a year off on a soul-searching journey; living in other countries and discovering what foot I want to start my adult life on.

But that idea seems so ludicrous; I've lived out the majority of my life on the predestined path that society has given me, and how am I supposed to break off of that now? 

It just seems so uncertain what my future is going to be like, and that is so absolutely terrifying. I just wish I could create my own path.

Hm,
Megan

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Style Challenge


A few days ago, as I was browsing YouTube, I stumbled upon this video by Annika Victoria, and I absolutely loved the idea of it! The nature of her video set it up almost like a tag video, but I decided to take it and make it my own.

I like the idea of reusing pieces in different ways; I managed to get an entire week's worth of outfits with only 7 articles of clothing. I like the fact that it gives the illusion of never being an outfit repeater (oh that was a wave of nostalgia)

Anyway, what do you guys think of these types of videos? I love making them, but they do take A LOT of effort to film & edit! Especially this one!

Talk to you soon,
Meg

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My Summer Morning Routine


Hello!
How has the "official" start of your summer been? So far mine has been pretty lovely, minus a few scratches and bruises (But what do you expect?)!

A few days ago I uploaded this video to my YouTube Channel, and I completely forgot to share it with you lovely folks! You can check it out above, and if you like it, don't forget to head over to my channel and subscribe. ;)

Lots of love!
Megan